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Red Currant vs Redwing Highbush Cranberry

Ribes rubrum

Viburnum trilobum JN Select

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Red Currant
Redwing Highbush Cranberry

Red Currant is a deciduous shrub native to western Europe. It features five-lobed, maple-like leaves, and bright red berries that can be used in jams, sauces, and fresh eating.

Although this shrub is self-fertile, it will be more productive if another pollinator is present. For year over year high yields, ensure you fertilize (bone meal), prune, and mulch your Red Currant shrub.

The Redwing Highbush Cranberry is a dense multi-stemmed shrub that blooms with white pinwheel shaped flowers in spring. It produces small, red, and edible berries in late summer. Its leaves are green, but the tips become more saturated with red throughout the season, and then turn a stunning crimson colour in the fall.

The Redwing Highbush Cranberry makes a good addition to any urban garden or hedge, and its berries are commonly used to liven up preserves with their tart flavor.

RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

REDWING HIGHBUSH CRANBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2a
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: red/orange
Berries: small, red
Flavor: sour
Harvest: late August-February
Flowers: white, pinwheel shaped
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: low